eco

[ ek-oh, ee-koh ]

adjective
  1. ecological or environmental.

  2. not harmful to the environment: an eco resort with no air conditioning.

noun
  1. ecology.

Origin of eco

1
First recorded in 1985–90

Other definitions for Eco (2 of 3)

Eco
[ ek-oh; Italian e-kaw ]

noun
  1. Umberto, 1932–2016, Italian novelist and philosopher.

Other definitions for eco- (3 of 3)

eco-

  1. a combining form representing ecology in the formation of compounds (ecosystem; ecotype); also with the more general sense “environment,” “nature,” “natural habitat” (ecocide; ecolaw; ecopolitics).

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How to use eco in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for eco (1 of 3)

eco

/ (ˈiːkəʊ) /


noun
    • short for ecology

    • (as modifier): an eco group

British Dictionary definitions for Eco (2 of 3)

Eco

/ (ˈɛkəʊ) /


noun
  1. Umberto. born 1932, Italian semiologist and writer. His novels include The Name of the Rose (1981) and Foucault's Pendulum (1988)

British Dictionary definitions for eco- (3 of 3)

eco-

combining form
  1. denoting ecology or ecological: ecocide; ecosphere

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